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Google Maps now has real-time Waze traffic information

technologyEdward KiledjianComment
When Google paid close to 1B$ for Waze, it was safe to assume they would quickly start sucking in real-time traffic information. We now learn that mobile users (Android and IOS) will see Waze traffic information on their Google Maps in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, UK and the US. 

Why isn't Canada on this list? Come on Google....

Waze users are also being given 2 gifts. The Waze (IOS and Android) apps will now be integrsted with Google search (so finding locations will be easier and more accurate). If you use the Waze Map Editor (on the web) it now benefits from Google Street view data.